On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4:15 p.m., Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department will be guiding him through the streets of Oak Harbor as he announces his arrival and opens the 2013 Holiday Season.
At 4:45pm the large Village Christmas tree located at Adolphus Kraemer Park will be magically lit by Santa.
Then each child will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish list with Santa at the Portage Fire Station. After their visit with Santa, the children will receive hot cocoa and a cookie and design their own packaging for their special gifts from Santa’s Secret Shop. The children will be able to shop for two free gift items for their loved ones from Santa’s Shop, which will be located upstairs in the fire station. These activities will be available from 5-7 p.m.
This year, items and monetary donations will also be collected to help the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau. The Bureau served 189 families in the Oak Harbor area last year and is in need of the following items: canned/boxed foods, hats, gloves, socks, toiletries, bath products and paper products. All cash donations will help them to purchase items that are not donated. There will be a representative from the Holiday Bureau present for collection.
Santa will also be at the Log Cabin from 6-8 p.m. on Dec 14th & 21st.
For more information, contact the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce office at 419-898-0479.